The Only Lunch Meat I Give My Kids

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It’s pretty obvious that lunch meat is not a regular occurrence around here, BUT I do like to pack it for my kids on occasion - just to switch things up! And it seems every time I do, readers ask me what kind of lunchmeat I bought. So today’s post has all the details!

School Lunch on 100 Days of #RealFood

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Top 10 Things You’ll Get Out of My Cookbook

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Whether you’ve already placed your preorder (thank you!) and just can’t wait to see what’s in my upcoming book – or are still on the fence about making a purchase – this post is for you! Trust me when I tell you this book is absolutely packed with useful content. I pretty much unloaded my brain into this one to make living a real food lifestyle as easy as possible. :)

100 Days of #RealFood #Cookbook-

Top 10 Things You’ll Get Out of My Cookbook

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Recipe: Spaghetti Casserole! (a makeover for your spaghetti)

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If your family loves spaghetti, then get ready for this one! Spaghetti Casserole is a kicked up version of your old favorite with the addition of some different yummy cheeses and whole-wheat breadcrumbs on top. The other night my 7-year-old tried to help herself to thirds of this dish before I told her “no” because she was going to give herself a tummy ache! Serve this with a big green salad, and you’ll have a healthy weeknight crowd pleaser.

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Video: Is Vitamix Really The Best Blender?

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This video was fun to shoot because I honestly had no idea what the outcome would be. This is not anything we practiced beforehand! And I don’t come right out and say it – but I think it’s obvious which blender I like the best out of the Blendtec, Vitamix, Ninja line-up. Get ready to be surprised because I’m pretty sure it’s not the one you’d think would be the winner here. This video is a MUST watch if you’ve ever considered upgrading your blender!

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How To Make The Perfect Salad

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It recently dawned on me that almost all the salads I like these days have a combination of toppings from three specific categories: fruit (or dried fruit), nuts (or seeds), and cheese. It’s no secret how much I love cheese. And for some reason if a salad is instead only adorned with veggies like carrot shavings or cucumbers slices, it just doesn’t look quite as appetizing to me. Let’s remember – I hardly liked salads before our switch to real food. But knowing how good those leafy greens are for me I’ve tried to find ways to embrace them.

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8 (More) Products With More Sugar Than You Think!

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Even though I know refined sugar has been added to an exorbitant amount of food products, I was still a little taken aback by this statistic…

“There are 600,000 food items in America. 80% of them have added sugar.” – Fed Up Movie

So, since sugar has been dubbed as “probably the most dangerous part of our current diet, I want to once again share some products that honestly have way more added sugar than one would think. Obviously we all know many of these items below are total junk food, but there’s just something about seeing the quantity of sugar piled up high right next to them. And since this is a follow up post be sure to check out the original “More Sugar Than You Think!” article to read more on the following topics: The Problem With Sugar, Added Sugar Vs. Naturally Occuring Sugar (big difference!), and Why Artificial Sweeteners are No Better.

8 (more) products with more sugar than you think on 100 Days of #RealFood-

Before we get started though, here is a handy dandy chart to help you figure out how many teaspoons of sugar are in your food products: Continue Reading »